Some may say that sewing is a lost art. One time I asked a neighbor if he knew how to sew on a button and he admitted that he did not. He added that perhaps he should learn.
But on the other hand, I personally know a lot of people that sew, crochet/knit, and/or quilt. I don’t think it’s a dying art form. Walk any quilt show/sewing expo and you will see many thousands of people. Actually, one year I was working a quilt show in Hampton, VA, and there was a snow storm (ok, not seriously that bad, but for that area it was more snow than they usually see). Nearly the whole town closed down, but the quilt show went on and was crowded!
In 1982, President Ronald Regan, “in recognition of the importance of home sewing in our nation,” issued a proclamation declaring September National Sewing Month. So, I think we should celebrate!
For me, I really don’t need a reason to sew. I enjoy it so very much. Recently, there was a “pillowcase” emergency. 🙂 A young cousin of mine broke his arm playing youth football which resulted in surgery & 2 pins! Of course, that required a travel pillow to help make his recovery more comfortable!
And a matching Standard Pillowcase for his bed.
Well, if you are interested in checking out a few free patterns to make during National Sewing Month, check out the projects Here at the National Sewing Month website.